Classic Russia

Resort: Classic Russia
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Russia
Price From: £1495.00


Russias two greatest cities provide an ideal base from which to explore the countrys rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage. Moscow is now the epicentre of the new Russia while St Petersburg is renowned for its magnificent palaces, worldclass museums, elegant canals and grand architecture.


Day 1: Fly to Moscow

Fly direct from London (regional connections available) to Moscow. Transfer to the National Hotel, just off Red Square, for 3 nights. Evening walking tour of Red Square. (N)

Day 2: Moscow

Morning tour including Red Square, St Basils
Cathedral, GUM state department store,
Moscow State University, Novodevichy
Convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
and Gorky Park. Finish with a brief metro tour
to visit some of the citys grandest stations.
Afternoon at leisure. Evening talk on Russian
life with the guide. (B)

Day 3: Moscow

Full day at leisure or optional morning visit
to Sergiev Posad. Built around the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, it is one of Russias
most important religious and historical
landmarks. Optional afternoon tour to either
the Tretyakov Gallery or the Museum of
Cosmonautics. (B)

Day 4: Moscow St Petersburg

Morning visit to the Kremlin, including
Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum,
with its collection of imperial treasures and
Faberg eggs. Take a late afternoon train to
St Petersburg (4 hours). On arrival, transfer to
the Taleon Imperial Hotel for 4 nights. (B)

Day 5: St Petersburg

Morning tour of St Petersburg, including the
main shopping street of Nevsky Prospekt and
Vasilievsky island, and the entrances to the
Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood and
the Peter and Paul Fortress. Afternoon at
leisure to visit St Isaacs Cathedral. Continue to
the historic Literaturnoe Cafe for caviar tasting
and late afternoon tea. (B)

Day 6: St Petersburg

Tour of the Hermitage. One of the largest and
oldest museums in the world, it has an unrivalled
collection of European masterpieces. (B)

Day 7: Pushkin St Petersburg

Morning tour of Catherine Palace at Pushkin,
including the Amber Room. (Depending on
the number of other visitors, this might be
changed to Pavlovsk Palace.) Afternoon visit
to Peterhof to view the exterior of the
Summer Palace with its ornate gardens and
cascade fountains. Return to St Petersburg
by hydrofoil. Please note that days in St
Petersburg may run in a different order due
to entrance times. (B)

Day 8: Fly to London

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the
airport and fly to London. (B)

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